What the students say
Message from Pallas . . .
with great joy and pleasure that I have been teaching' Pallas's Ballet
Workout and Boogie Jam' for adults and teenagers. I am touched by the incredible
feedback and responses which I have received from my students, so we
have created this page to share these sentiments and bits of correspondence
with our readers. I want to thank all of my students for their enthusiasm,
openness, and desire to learn. My students are also my teachers! Thank
workout sounds great. Can you give someone with no rhythm, and two
left arms and feet, some assurance that you can teach them! I have
wanted to learn ballet since I remember ever wanting anything and
now I am 47! If you would like a challenge then I would love to try
out a class.
come to the right teacher- I'm very supportive and love a challenge...
and you'll be in good company
start clapping and counting to 8 right now!
I wanted to give you some feedback on the Saturday class. Firstly
what an amazing teacher you are. At no time did I feel like a bumbling
idiot with two left feet, I LOVED the class! At 47, my very first
ever ballet and dance class and I felt fabulous! I was moved to tears
at times because I was doing something I never ever thought I could
do and that is join in a ballet class. Thank you for giving me, as
a complete non dancer, the opportunity to learn how to move with style
and elegance and for your patience, persistence and grace in teaching
me the correct posture and moves.
PS Can't wait for Tuesday's class!!
Now you've moved me to tears!
I'm so glad that you loved it! I love teaching, and sharing what I
know, and in my own way, making some kind of difference in people's
Thank you so much for this feedback
Hi Pallas I am not sure you realise just how
amazing you are. I have never heard of such a class in the UK and
NL you are unique!
Thanks so much!!
The class was wonderful yesterday and I left with a totally changed energy! Thank you very much for this and I am looking forward to our next classes!
class has worked some kind of magic for me. I may go into the class
feeling cranky, out of sorts and exhausted. I emerge less cranky,
feeling in tune and less tired. You explain that! I think that is
the "Pallas Workout Factor"
enjoyed the class immensely !
really enjoy this class!!!
I can feel my body slightly sore, a good thing, tells
me I worked hard!
forward to the next classes.
enjoyed your way of teaching very much. After each lesson I always
felt elegant and more self assured. Thank you very much for that,
- Marion N.
your classes and I'm sorry I'm not going to be around for more of
them . . . You can rest assured that I will continue to sing their
praises . . . I wish I could take you back to London with me!
I would like to join your classes again in September. It's hard work
for me, but good work. I like it very much.
to classes with Pallas has been a remarkable tonic for me at a time
of high stress at work and at home. In just a few weeks I felt my
whole attitude change. Not only did the effect of just one hour per
week show almost at once in my posture, my muscle tone, and my physical
fitness, but I also felt more focused, more balanced as well as more
enjoyment in life. It has helped me to cope, to see myself differently,
and to remember how it felt to be young and fit with muscles in all
the right places. The classes are enjoyable - relaxed and hard work
at the same time. . . I really recommend them. Better than any amount
of more abstract 'self-development' activities, retreats and that
kind of thing.
the classes in an unexpected way. I used to teach aerobics, but with
the onset of arthritis in my neck, and now in my hips, I thought it
would be a good idea to slow down. But yoga just doesn't agree with
me. However, I find the ballet exercises are a very gentle way of
opening up my hips. I also find it surprisinly relaxing, perhaps partly
because it reminds me of my childhood, and partly because of the classical
music. (In yoga I end up listening to my tummy rumbling.) The other
nice thing is to have a chance to be elegant. I love Audrey Hepburn
films and sometimes feel that people today are too brutish in their
movement and behaviour; the ballet classes give one a chance to try
and be elegant and graceful. And your muscles ache afterwards( and
I'm someone who gets a lot of exercise!).